I recently saw the new Erykah Badu video and must say I loved it. I am one of those art house people. I am the type that would have gone to see Andy Warhol films in questionable parts of New Yorks meat-packing district if I was back in the sexual heyday of the 70s. I think nudity as an art form is beautiful and revel in the naked body. That’s not to say I don’t like to see naked bodies without the art context behind it, but for the most part I enjoy the naked arts. Nikki Ransom, a certified life and sex coach who is awesome, posted this video on her facebook of Erykah Badu with fellow Oklahomans The Flaming Lips. I carry my Erykah Badu stan card on a regular basis and after watching this video I will go get it laminated so that it may never rip or tear. I loved it. Not only because I can now listen to my fave Roberta Flack song without the guilt of watching dying puppies in commercials, but the video is just freakin dopeness!!!
What prompted this post was the comments I read on youtube. Most people were offended by the nudity
Man fuck that.Erikah need her ass beat for this nasty ass mess.I’ve liked her artistic vision up until this vid,her music too.But she done FAWKED Roberta’s song up,it sounds like something CHARLES MANSON nim listened to before they did LSD &went on that killing spree.Then the video itself….I dont know whats more disgusting/sick…..The chick bathing in PERIOD BLOOD,rubbin it on her vagina mouth &body…OR Doing the same thing with the MAN SNOT (aka semen) WTF!?!? Art is Art but this is FUCKED.
Some went into a “I’m more enlightened” mode and tried to break down each visual.
Brilliant artistic integrity Erykah. Only esoteric intellectuals will understand the symbology of this video. Ascension is beautiful in 2012. Venus is passing on June 5, with no Blood sacrifices to the Queen. Enough is enough. ASHE
Others just didn’t like it!
I sometimes wonder if it’s the fear of the black woman’s sexuality as a whole is what has people in an uproar. Let me explain before you call me a racist.
Madonna can make Erotica, stand on a busy street naked while hitchhiking and its considered cutting edge. Janet Jackson’s breast pops out on accident and a riot almost ensues. Erykah Badu is no stranger naked controversy. When she released her single Window Seat the video showed her stripping down to nothing then being shot in the street. I was more disturb by the shooting part than the nudity. That didn’t stop people from protesting the video and making harsh judgements about Badu’s character. I can’t help but to wonder if it was Katy Perry making that same video would people be quick to be pissed off? When do we get to celebrate the black body without it being shunned?
Now on to a more general question. Can nudity ever be accepted in mainstream culture? Why is it bad to show the naked body. In the video above there is no graphic sexual behavior. No “booty talk porn” like essence. It was done in taste and yet people damn near closing their eyes at the site of a nipple. We all are naked under our clothes why not accept it? I personally believe that if we were more accepting of nakedom in America there wouldn’t be as much body and sex shaming as there is now. If you one thing today towards moving in a sex positive way it would be to watch this video and appreciate the beauty in the nudity!
UPDATE: Miss Badu is not happy about the finished product! http://pigeonsandplanes.com/2012/06/erykah-badu-calls-out-the-flaming-lips-wayne-coyne-you-are-an-ass.html has the full story!
Ever wondered why night stands are a must in a bedroom? Well it’s not just for your socks! It’s a great place to keep your sexy toy stash! Many people ask me what toys, clothes,and other fun delights should they have tucked away in their nightstand to make for a fun sex life. The series Inside The Night-Stand Drawer will be giving you a review on the best items to add to your sexual menu with the help of the good people at California Exotic Novelties.
I call this sweet little toy my purple rain due to how wet I get when I use it. The Flexi Risque comes with a lot of pleasure. Not only do you get 10 vibrations, pulsations, and escalation, you also get a penetration friendly shaft that slides in smoothly. I loved the soft skin and the very fun color. I am very feminine and this toy gives me style with a whole lot of substance. The size of the ripples increase as you get closer to the base giving you a great sensation against your walls. The Flexi Risque soon became one of my top picks because I could bend and move and it would bend and move with me. I even put it flat on the floor and sat directly on it( do not try if your new to sex toys or not on a completely flat surface). If you are an anal pro the Risque is great for a backdoor romp or for a double penetration. Add some lube to this satin toy and you won’t have a hard anal insertion. I give this toy4 out of 5 “Oh Faces”. Now if you want to experience what I did then go over to http://www.calexotics.com and purchase your very own..and tell em Nikki true sent you
Do you have a sex question that your too shy to ask anyone else? Problems in your relationship and you don’t know what to do? No question or topic is to taboo for me to handle! I give a non judgemental, sex positive view on love and sex! Send all your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you may have your question featured on Nikkitrue.com ♥
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Kinky Kisses-Nikki True
Dear future loving,great,sexy,sweet,creative,goal driven,awesome, hell of a man husband,
I hope you’re doing well. Out in the world getting your life in order. I’m doing the same. the difference is before when I used to cry wondering why you weren’t around,thinking every guy could be you, I now no longer make my search for you my quest to be complete. That’s not to say I don’t want you around but now I understand that you will be an added bonus and not the thing that makes or breaks me. My life will go on rather I find you by the time I’m thirty like I “planned” or If I even find you. I no longer will run to the first man who says he loves me but be more grounded in who I am so only you will be able to approach me. I bet you feel the same way too. I’m finally enjoying life..my life..and the kick ass people I’m meeting and folks who have been here all along. I think my look for one soul mate blinded my view of the soul mates I have in family,friends,and of course God. I won’t fill my time with those who will only be a void filler for the sake of not being lonely but I’m also not sitting at home counting down your arrival. I have films to do, stories to write,and a legacy to create. I’m out here getting it! I know you are just as busy as me. So if our paths don’t cross immediately I’ll understand we both have things to take care of. But know when we meet we will be ready for each other so right now I’ll enjoy being me and you enjoy being you. When we do finally become one we will be unbreakable in our bond,bringing no baggage,insecurities, and drama to each others lives. We will be sure in who we are and its all because we know that we are a movement by ourselves yet a force when we are together. I love you
Your future sexy,funny,big boobied,swagtastic,ambitious, awesome hell of a woman Wife
Sexual fetishism, or erotic fetishism, is the sexual arousal a person receives from a physical object, or from a specific situation. The object or situation of interest is called the fetish, the person a fetishist who has a fetish for that object/situation.
We all have something sexual that turns us on. But deep down in the freaky pits of our sexuality we have that something extra on our sexual menu. Everyone has a fetish. Some are mild and some are what the hell, but each one makes for an interesting sex life.
I came across WAM or Sploshing on an episode of Real Sex, the HBO show that came on in the mid-to late 90′s. In my opinion it’s like taking food and sex to a whole other level. I am used to using whip cream and strawberries but not whip cream,strawberries,ice cream,and pies and dumping them all over my body. I did a little digging and found out the fetish term came from England by Bill Shipton who is the creator of “Sploshing Magazine”. http://www.maximumawesome.com/ defines Sploshing as “Sploshers enjoy having various substances poured over them and thrown at them, they enjoy sitting on cakes, in bowls of pudding, in gelatin, and they love the cream pie in the face as much as any aficionado of slapstick comedy. Some sploshers have sex during and after the mess-making, while others, the sexual release is found through the very act of sploshing and no further activity is required.”
As a black woman I don’t like getting my hair wet let alone having cake put in it, yet the thought of rolling around in jello does seem like fun! I will try this fetish one day. I will make sure I wear a head wrap and do it in someone else’s house. No way in hell am I cleaning up that sploshing mess.
Ever wondered why night stands are a must in a bedroom? Well it’s not just for your socks! It’s a great place to keep your sexy toy stash! Many people ask me what toys, clothes,and other fun delights should they have tucked away in their nightstand to make for a fun sex life. The series Inside The Night-Stand Drawer will be giving you a review on the best items to add to your sexual menu with the help of the good people at California Exotic Novelties
If your tired of the regular furry handcuffs this is a great alternative. The Tantric Binding Love Universal Cuffs are made from Polyester (ribbon) 65% Polyester, 35% Rubber (cuffs) Nickel-Free Alloy (ring). These are high quality cuffs that are tight yet comfortable. You pull the straps in to get a grip on your lovers wrist. I even used them on my ankles and it worked so you get more versatility for your money. I tend to lose things such as the small keys that come with some handcuffs, but with the Love Cuffs that is a worry no more. I also enjoy the fact that they are smooth around your wrist which keeps you from getting marks or lines from being too tight and doesn’t require a lot of pulling and removing like sex tapes and wraps. The Love Cuffs are sexy and affordable enough that you can buy the other accessories in the Tantric Brand such as the Satin Pasties, Corset with Wrist Cuffs, Hog Tie and much more. I give this piece 5 out of 5 “Oh Faces”. Now if you want to experience what I did then go over to http://www.calexotics.com and purchase your very own..and tell em Nikki True sent you
Masturbation gets a bad name in my opinion. Some say its a sin while others say it’s a gateway to other malicious sexual behavior. I believe masturbation should be taught as an alternative to teenage sex. It’s a healthy way to get to know your body and sexual desires without participating in any risky sexual acts. Everyone has done it,will do it,or is doing it now. If I wasn’t typing this blog I’d be doing it. Masturbation is nothing to be ashamed about. If your still not convinced that solo love is good for you let me give you a few reasons why sex can wait, masturbate!
1.Its Sex With The Most Beatifulest Thing In This World…YOU- Self love not only deals with the mental, it also has a lot to do with the physical. If you don’t find yourself sexy why in the hell should anyone else? I will admit I get turned on when I see myself naked in the mirror. Masturbation gives you a chance to admire your sexy.
2.Its The True Definition Of No Strings Attached Sex- You don’t have to wonder if you made a mistake by giving in to soon. You don’t have to call in a couple of days. You don’t have to do anything that would normally have to do with a friend with benefit.
3.You Control How Long Or Short The Solo Session Lasts You have somewhere you need to be in 30 minutes? Masturbation is perfect. Got the house all to yourself for the night? Masturbation is great for that too! You can give yourself a marathon or a quickie and not have anyone complaining about how long or short the sex is!
4.No Pillow Talk Needed You know that awkward moment when you are done having sex with someone and really don’t want to talk but you feel obligated to strike up a conversation? With masturbation it’s only you. So know need for cuddling and after sex talk unless you like to talk to yourself.
5.Toys Toys Toys- Masturbation let’s you be a kid again..in an adult way. Vibrators, Masturbators, and Dildos oh my!
6.When Your In The Mood You Don’t Have To Wait For Someone Else To Be In The Mood Too- Tired of hearing I have a headache or my Flow-Rida(my name for period) is getting low? Masturbation says screw that! You don’t have to wait for someone to give you the green light to make love.
7.You Can’t Get Pregnant- Masturbation will keep you from playing Fantasia’s song ”BabyMomma” or B-Rock and the Biz “That’s Just My BabyDaddy”. Masturbation keeps you from being a Maury guest. If masturbation could get you pregnant I would have two reality TV shows “11 And Pregnant” and “500 kids and counting”
8. No STD’s- You don’t have to buy a “Sorry I gave you herpes” Hallmark card. Solo love keeps you from getting infected with an unwanted STD. Even if you have a STD currently you won’t run the risk of infecting others.
9.You Can Sleep With George Clonney, Drake or Rihanna..In Your Masturbation fantasies You want to know how many times Wale and I have done the beat it up tango?? Countless times (in my mind). Masturbation let’s you have a sexy party with your favorite celebrity or that hot neighbor you have been crushing on. You can be sexually creative while getting off. You can have a threesome with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie while Jennfier Aniston is naked and squirting from the visual excitement!
10.Save’s You Money From Buying Dinners, Fancy Date Clothes, And Condoms masturbation is recession friendly. No need to spend a weeks pay on trying to impress someone who may or may not have sex with you. Even if you wine and dine yourself you save money paying for one dinner and you are guaranteed an orgasm at the end of the night.
Now that you know your not a freak for wanting to touch yourself…LOG OFF AND GO TOUCH YOURSELF!! I promise you no kittens will die because of it.
In the world of Hip Hop rappers are often limited to either being a “conscious rapper” or “Trill and thuggish” rapper. Some chose to stay within the box, but Moufpece Da Rippa has managed to tear the box down and build a new foundation. He understands the streets yet knows knowledge is power. With his latest project Tattoo’s And Hoodies he gives you the gritty hood life with intelligent collegiate metaphor and wordplay. This MC has something for everyone! In my candid interview I get to the root of what makes this Down To Earth lyricist stay on top of his game.
Thank you for taking the time out get Raw And Uncut with me. Start by telling my True Loves a little bio about yourself?
Well I was born in SA, Texas raised in OKC,OK. Did a lot of growing up in different places, seeing different cultures and traveling, thats always played a part in the type of music i make.. I used to be heavily into sports but always had a passion for music, I always been a fan until I began to get my own, then I started taking my talent serious. So here I am.
When did you fall in love with hip hop and decided to make this a career?
I fell in love when I took my first steps as a child (which was to dance to music)….so my momma says haha! I started taking it serious my junior year in high school back in 2002, but I was still learning…I’m still learning.
What was the first rap album you can remember buying? How did that influence you and your music today?
OUTKAST album “Aquemini” is the first and only purchase I can recall, tho I made many more… Outkast influenced me greatly to the point I got em tatted on me! I love their uniqueness and the way they reinvent themselves. They’ve always had that thought provoking music and I needed that in my life.
What is the meaning behind Treelife? When did you start Down To Earth Records and what do you hope to accomplish with both in the future?
TREELIFE; means growth, unity, positivity, being strong, being courageous, standing against the odds…Its similar to A$AP Rocky’s ASAPMOB…it can mean whatever u want it to mean. However it applies to you and your lifestyle. As far as DOWN TO EARTH, it was founded by Ethan Harlan (CEO/Author) and started as a publishing company. Me and his relative Leroy “Spock B” Ezell branched off and started DOWN TO EARTH MUSIC GROUP(DTEMG) along with childhood friends YD, 2Hunit, 30G, 2Jonesy, and Q-Karintino. We hope to obtain a distribution deal with a parent label. You know, travel, do shows, get money, etc etc DO WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!
By rapping about life. Everyday is inspiration, we are surrounded by influences. I just keep my faith in God and surround myself with good people who want what I want out of life….and thats to be successful and leave a legacy. Between the fans and keeping that in mind…it keeps me going.
When I listen to your songs I hear a vast difference in beats and rhyme patterns. I hear some 9th wonder influence yet I also hear David banner. Do you want to offer different sounds or do you have a signature sound your going for?
Well up to this point I was just experimenting with sounds so to speak .Everything is true, everything is me, it was just a form of brainstorming on these past mixtapes in my eyes. Now I think I’m finally carving my own niche in the game. I would like to call my new lane….REVOLUTIONARY BUT GANGSTA. Yes, a gangsta with a conscious….wit a splash of LL Cool J influence LOL.
Do you feel that rap music is going backwards as far as going back to being about lyricist or moving into a more pop oriented direction?
Its getting back to the essence of MCing but its moving in a new direction. As in, artist touching on new subjects or issues. Artist being more in touch with reality and how they feel. Its getting more abstract I think…
Do you strive to sign with a major label or do you want to maintain a independent approach to your music?
I want to remain independent with major backing (promotion). Ive always envisioned being the boss. I’m a leader. I want to be in charge and that wont happen under a MAJOR Label’s umbrella.
Oklahoma is still a unknown market for hip hop yet in the last few years we have seen an emergence of new rap music and artist on the scene. Do you feel like the more people we have the more light will be shed on the region or do you believe the market is becoming over-saturated?
It remains to be seen honestly. My opinion is that its over-saturated with bullshit, not good artist. True MC’s are scarce. They exist and few get known but its so much bullshit you don’t get to hear those people unless you dig deep beyond the surface. As far as my state, Oklahoma is holding Oklahoma down, I’ve reached out to so many artist before I got to this point with no reply. Now they knocking at my door. Its more of a competition than it is a team effort.
How can someone book Moufpece Da Rippa for shows and how do you stay in touch with your fans?
By hitting Spock B at (405) 971-4741, Poochi at (843) 476-2766, or Navigator at (405) 409-7556. I stay in touch with fans mainly through FB (Julio MPdarippa Burgante) and Twitter (@MOUFPECEDARIPPA) but they can contact me on Reverbnation and Jango Airplay just by searching my name spelled correctly. GOOGLE ME, you’ll find everything you need to know.
Now anyone with eyes can see your a very sexy man. So I’m sure all of my Lady True Loves want to know is Moufpece Da Rippa single and looking for Mrs. Right or Single but looking for Ms. For One Night?
Hahahaha!!! maaaaane LOL Yes I’m single Mrs. Right can look for me tho….I’m looking for Mr. Benjamin.
If you could only do one sexual position for the rest of your life what would it be?
I’m very creative when it comes to positions so I don’t know…missionary is boring, doggystyle is played out. I would say picking her up and banging her like the ball connected to a string and paddle HAHAHA! Fold her ass like a flapjack!
Name the craziest place you have been given oral sex?
Oooooo ummmmm, its a tie between a strangers bathroom and a strip club.
Oral Sex: Rather give than receive or rather receive than give?
Receive LOL shit I take that over pussy any day if the head right!
Ass or Titties
What is your definition of an independent woman?
A woman that cooks, cleans, pays her own bills, buys what she wants or needs when or if needed, has a job, goals, and ambition and has her own place and whip. She take care of herself, she don’t want a man, don’t need a man. HAHA!
What do you like to hear a woman call you during sex?
What non sexual quality turns you on the most?
If one of your female fans had a chance to have a night of sexual pleasure with you what would she be getting? Describe in detail
First she would walk in a room full of candles and incense . With champagne or green or both, whatever she prefers, sitting by a fireplace. First I would slowly remove her clothes and rub her body down with oil. Then make a trail of chocolate syrup from her neck, down her spine, to her ass, pass her legs , on down to her feet and lick every inch off dry. Turn her over and wrap her legs around my head and lick and suck every juice out her body till she screams, shit maybe even a 69 and see who taps out first. From that point on, lets say its Jason’s LYRIC meets the first sex scene in BELLY (Bunz). Use your imagination and I will fulfill your fantasy.